get a job

anonymous asked:

Hello! Im scared of getting a job because I feel like I'd mess up and embarrass myself. I understand that I should just do it, but i'm scared. /:

No need to feel embarrassed! The job hunt is stressful for everyone, that’s why we have written a TON of blogs about it. I’m not sure if you mean working/resume building while you’re in school or after you graduate, so I’ll give you some resources for both! :)


Working While in School:

The Post-Grad Job Hunt:

Saving Money:

This help you get started on preparing. Don’t be scared, you got this!


“The most common thing that I get is, ‘Am I the only one who doesn’t think that Anna Kendrick is pretty? And you’re like, ‘No, you’re not the only one. Arguably, all of the boys in my high school agree with you.’”

- Anna Kendrick

Happy birthday Anna Kendrick!!!

how to land a job in a different city early in your career
  • narrow your list of cities
  • instead of taking your job search nationwide—and spreading yourself too thin—whittle it down to two to four cities
  • finding a city with a strong job market is a must, but you also need focus on places that fit your lifestyle
  • think about the cost of living and housing affordability.
  • make a great impression remotely
  • ask the hiring manager or recruiter to do a Skype interview rather than a phone interview  
  • to ace a video interview, you’ll need to dress professionally, maintain eye contact and use inflection
  • distinguish yourself from local job candidates
  • since employers prefer to hire locally, you need to do your homework on the company. 
  • show that you’ve taken steps to research the market. 
  • know what the company does, who their target customer or client is and who their competitors are
  • go the extra mile by joining local professional associations and industry groups
  • tap your network
  • working your connections is beneficial no matter what, but it’s crucial when you’re applying to jobs in other cities
  • connect with your college’s alumni chapter in your prospective city
  • reach out to people who work at the companies you’re researching.
  • but tread carefully: If you don’t know the person, you need to ask for their job search advice first
  • when contacting someone for the first time via email, make sure to include your school year and major, how you got the person’s contact information and why you want to connect. 
  • keep it simple: “I’d love just 20 minutes of your time to learn more about what you do.”
  • In addition, touch base with family, friends and college professors; they might have connections that can help you get a foot in the door for job interviews. 
  • let them know what jobs you’re applying for, what companies you’re interested in and that you’re willing to relocate for work.
  • address the relocation issue head-on…
  • don’t lie—or try to mislead hiring managers—by putting a friend or relative’s address on your job application. 
  • instead, include in the first paragraph of your cover letter why you’re willing to move—and tie your reasoning to the particular company or job
  • for example: “I’m open to relocating because this is an amazing job opportunity and I believe in your organization’s values.”
  • if you’re serious about the job, it could be worth the financial investment to pay your own travel expenses for an in-person interview. 
  • if so write in the cover letter, “I’m in town frequently and can make myself available to meet in person.”
  • …but don’t dwell on it
  • you can’t change the fact that you don’t live in the area, so don’t focus on it. 
  • one thing rises above all else when trying to get a job